SM Supermalls Kadayawan 2017 Events

Written by Ria Jose

Davao is often described as a melting pot of cultures. And there is no better proof of that than the colorful thanksgiving celebration called “Kadayawan Festival.” This year, SM celebrates the Kadayawan with events that highlight the best of Davao’s diverse arts and culture scene. Check out the SM Supermalls Kadayawan 2017 Events.

SM Supermalls Kadayawan Opening Weekend Events

First, SM Lanang Premier opened the festivities with an Ikebana Exhibit from August 11 to 13, 2017. Ikebana International Davao Chapter 133 showcased floral arrangements that conveys “vision, friendship, cooperation, and respect” for the Japanese art of flower arrangement.

Meanwhile, coinciding with the Kadayawan 2017 Opening Ceremonies, SM City Davao hosted a Mural Painting Challenge on August 14, 2017. The themes Sadya Dabaw, Tabunok Dabaw, Kaon Dabaw, Matahom Dabaw and Laag Dabaw were interpreted by young street artists. These works of art were painted on 8 x 8 ft upcycled canvas at the Annex Event Center. The best murals will be on exhibit at The Annex South Roadway from August 16 to 20.

Finally and most awaited of all, the Kadayawan Festival Sale has started.

The SM Kadayawan Festival Sale is from August 14 to 21, 2017.

The SM Kadayawan Festival Sale is from August 14 to 21, 2017.

It will run from August 14 to 21, 2017 at both SM City Davao and SM Lanang Premier. Fashion finds and other items are on sale for up to 70% off.

Kadayawan Fashion Events

For the first time ever, the Davao Fashion Design Council (DFDC) organized a fashion competition that focuses on the unique artistry of Mindanao-made accessories.

Habi Kadayawan 2017

Habi Kadayawan 2017 will be held at August 17 at SM Lanang Premier.

Habi Kadayawan will bring accessories from Mindanao to the world. The competitors will depict the heritage of the 11 Davao tribes. The finalists will take centerstage on August 17, Thursday, 4 pm at SM Lanang Premier.
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Pamulak sa Kadayawan 2017 [Kadayawan Floral Float Parade]

Written by Ria Jose

Most people associate Davao with durian, pomelo, and orchids, among other things. These are just some of the things we celebrate during the Kadayawan Festival. Kadayawan is Davao’s annual thanksgiving celebration that highlights its bountiful harvest of fresh tropical fruits and flowers. Davao’s bountiful harvest do not just add color and flavor to Davao’s culture, but also give a lot of DavaoeƱos their livelihood and source of income. We pay homage to these gifts through the much awaited Pamulak sa Kadayawan Parade. This year, Pamulak sa Kadayawan 2017 will take place on August 20, Sunday.

Pamulak sa Kadayawan 2017

Pamulak sa Kadayawan 2017

Pamulak sa Kadayawan 2017 is open to any person, group, organization, institution, or company. Participating floral floats are required to do an interpretation of “the celebration of life, thanksgiving for the gifts of nature, the wealth of culture, and the bounties of harvest of the city, its traditions, myths, and legends” while adhering to the Kadayawan sa Dabaw 2017 theme “Stand Tall. United. Resilient.”

Pamulak sa Kadayawan 2017 Categories

There are three categories for competing floats: DAKO (Big), GAMAY (Small), and LAHI (Alternative).

The minimum size for floats joining the DAKO Category is 8 feet in width and 16 feet in length. GAMAY entries are entries below 8 feet in width and 16 feet in length including indigenous or extraordinary small vehicles. These may be motorized or manually driven. Entries in the LAHI Category are anything indigenous or extraordinary small vehicles which are animal driven, and not electric, motorized, or fuel powered.

The maximum height for all floats is 14 feet from the ground.
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RBG Xtreme Meal at Park Inn Davao

Written by Gem Tadefa

Gather the troops. Take a sit and indulge in a delightful feast of enormous portions at the Park Inn by Radisson Davao. Partake in the massive RBG Xtreme Meal. Xtreme has never tasted this good.

Giant Burger, Four Seasons Pizza, Trifle, and Iced Tea of the RBG Xtreme Meal by Park Inn Davao

Giant Burger, Four Seasons Pizza, Monster Trifle, and Iced Tea of the RBG Xtreme Meal by Park Inn Davao

The RBG Xtreme Meal includes a super-sized Four Seasons Pizza, a gigantic One Kilogram Burger, and a Four Layer Monster Trifle. Plus a pitcher of Iced Tea. The components of this mouth-watering set are not available ala carte. Each dish is prepared only for this unbelievably giant set meal.

RBG Xtreme Meal Dishes

Start your mammoth foodie experience with a Four Seasons Pizza.

Four Seasons Pizza - Bacon and Cheese, Pepperoni, Supreme, and 4 Cheese - RBG Xtreme Meal by Park Inn Davao

Four Seasons Pizza – Bacon and Cheese, Pepperoni, Supreme, and 4 Cheese – RBG Xtreme Meal by Park Inn Davao

The pizza is composed of four popular flavors: Bacon and Cheese, Pepperoni, Supreme, and Four Cheese. There’s a flavor for your every pizza craving.

Follow it up or eat it together with a One Kilogram Burger.

1 Kilogram Burger of the RBG Xtreme Meal by Park Inn Davao

1 Kilogram Burger of the RBG Xtreme Meal by Park Inn Davao

A kilogram burger is a carnivore’s dream come true. Enjoy it with your friends. Because food tastes better when shared.
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Carte Blanche 2017 [Kadayawan Event] | My Davao City

Written by Ria Jose

Every year, partyphiles come to Davao for the most awaited music festival in the city. The one that started it all. Unfortunately, we missed it in 2016. The good news is Carte Blanche 2017 is back in time for the Kadayawan Festival.

Launched in 2013, Carte Blanche is the first EDM Music Festival in Mindanao. Year after year, Carte Blanche delivers a party that is much talked about for months. From the lineup to the hyped atmosphere replete with confetti and memorable sidelights, Carte Blanche was the party to go. Even for non-partygoers. After a one year of absence, everybody is ready for another Carte Blache. One last time.

Carte Blanche 2017 Map

Carte Blanche 2017 Map

On August 19, all roads lead to Lanang Business Park. Party gates will open at 5 pm.

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Kadayawan 2017 Schedule, Map, and Highlights

Kadayawan 2017 Schedule and Map | My Davao City

Written by Ria Jose

We’re almost halfway through 2017 and just around the corner is the King of Festivals, Kadayawan 2017. Already, the City of Government of Davao has held the Launch of Kadayawan 2017.

Once again, Davao City celebrates Kadayawan with a theme relevant to DavaoeƱos and the current situation in Mindanao: “Stand Tall. United. Resilient.”

Kadayawan 2017 Logo

Kadayawan 2017 Logo

Kadayawan is a unique festival experience because it is the only major festival in the Philippines that is non-religious in nature. It is a thanksgiving celebration that highlights the harvest of Davao region. More importantly, Kadayawan puts the spotlight on Davao’s indigenous people.
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Uniqlo Davao

Uniqlo Davao Launch

Written by Renz Bulseco

You can never go wrong with basics. And basics are always better when they are of high quality. After all, basics are the foundation upon which every person must build their wardrobe on. Luckily, high quality basic style staples are now easier to find now that Uniqlo Davao is open.

Uniqlo Davao Launch. Photo by Liez Dayanghirang.

Uniqlo Davao Launch

Japanese brand Uniqlo is popular for its LifeWear pieces. These are high-quality clothing pieces designed with comfort in mind for everyone, everywhere. Uniqlo has all your style must-haves: from everyday basics to athletic wear to seasonal clothing. All made of high quality. And notably, all at wallet-friendly prices.

Now, you can get all your clothing essentials at Uniqlo without leaving Davao City.

Uniqlo Davao Launch

Last May, Uniqlo celelebrated its arrival in Davao and in Mindanao during the Uniqlo Davao Launch Event at SM Lanang Premier. Utsuka Taiko Drummers opened the program with a heart-pounding performance of traditional Japanese music. No doubt, the music added a unique Japanese vibe to the much-awaited event.

Utsuka Taiko Drummers. Photo by Eliza Dayanghirang of

Utsuka Taiko Drummers performing traditional Japanese music.

The program’s highlight is a Japanese sake ceremony. The opening of the barrel and the drinking of sake was led by no less than the Chief Operating Officer of Uniqlo Philippines Katsumi Kubota. He was joined by Uniqlo Area Manager Binnah Kim, Uniqlo SM Lanang Premier Store Manager Rose Velardo, Japanese Consul to Davao Tomoko Dodo, and SM Lanang Premier Operations Manager Therese Manalo.

Uniqlo Philippines CEO Katsumi Kubota at the Uniqlo VIP Event. Photo by Sai Dayanghirang.

Uniqlo Philippines CEO Katsumi Kubota at the Uniqlo VIP Event.

Afterwards, Uniqlo at SM Lanang Premier opened their doors to the guests. Uniqlo gave VIPs, bloggers, and media personalities a tour of their SM Lanang Premier store. The spotlight was focused on Uniqlo’s LifeWear and unique clothing technologies. Of course, guests enjoyed a VIP shopping experience ahead of the store’s grand opening.
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